“In 2009, The Gabe Dixon Band, Tommy Sims and Friends, Marc Broussard, Jonny Lang, The Dirt Drifters, and Rodney Atkins performed to a crowd of 15,000 party-goers on the streets of downtown Music City. At midnight, a giant lighted guitar dropped 80 feet and set off a fireworks display that welcomed 2010. The 2009 event was so much fun, we decided to do it again. Damien Horne, Heidi Newfield, Will Hoge, and Phil Vassar headlined the 2nd annual Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway on December 31, 2010. Just 8 months after the historic floods of May 2010, 25,000 people came out to celebrate the outgoing 2010 and incoming 2011 in downtown Nashville. They say that the third time’s a charm. In Nashville’s case, it’s true. The Bash on Broadway more than doubled in size in 2011. The crowd reached 55,000 on December 31, 2011. Edens Edge, THE FARM, Jeffrey Steele, and Lynyrd Skynyrd jammed out for nearly 6 hours of free live music on the streets of downtown Nashville. The 15-foot-tall red music note was introduced in 2011. The midnight Music Drop slowly dropped 115 feet, triggering a fantastic fireworks display and confetti cannons at the stroke of midnight. The confetti cannons were also new in 2011. With a donation to the TJ Martell Foundation (supporting cancer and AIDS research), revelers put their New Year’s Wish on a strip of paper throughout the night and in the days leading to the main event. Those strips of paper shot out of these massive confetti cannons as we welcomed 2012.” - Visit Music City USA
This year’s lineup will include the following this coming Monday night:
SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER,
LOVE AND THEFT,
AND STRIKING MATCHES.
This will be the biggest and best Broadway Bash yet.
So don’t you dare miss it! The FREE downtown street party begins with the new Family Hour at 7:00 on New Year’s Eve. From 7:00-8:00 pm, families are invited to see the raising of the 15-foot-tall red Music Note, fireworks, and live music from Lennon and Maisy Stella from ABC’s television series Nashville!
The show continues at 8:00 pm through to the new year with live music all night long. The “Music Note Drop®” will descend 115 feet to trigger a huge fireworks display and major confetti cannons at the stroke of midnight!
Come all ye faithful music lovers to the city that knows how to celebrate the welcoming of 2013. Don’t forget your sequence dresses and cowboy boots either.
Written and redistributed by Stephanie Brake